To celebrate World Book Day on 3rd March 2016, Blue Peter approached me to borrow a copy of a first edition of Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers. The programme, which was first broadcast in 1958 and is the longest running children's television show in the world, is now filmed in the BBC's Salford studios.
The cast of the London musical performed the song 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' and then the book was produced as a showstopper. Sadly I don't qualify for a Blue Peter badge because I didn't appear on the programme, but Children's Laureate Chris Riddell richly deserved the Gold one he was awarded.
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